First Look: Taking The Heat

Not all Americans traversing Europe in July wore Bermuda shorts. ANNETTE BENING smoldered through the continent's record heat wave in a fur stole and long gloves. She was in Budapest and London to film Being Julia, an adaptation of a W. Somerset Maugham novel. The American Beauty star says she plays "a theater actress in London in 1938 who falls apart and finds herself" while cheating on her husband, played by Jeremy Irons. Bening says she was concentrating too hard to mind "a few hot moments." Perhaps when you're married to Warren Beatty, you're always cool.

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